A Jewish man has been wounded in a knife attack at the headquarters of the orthodox Chabad Hasidic movement in New York City.

The 22-year-old yeshiva student was stabbed by a man at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn at around 0200 local time.

The victim who has not been named was reportedly attacked in the study hall of the building, which hosts the headquarters of the Jewish outreach group, Chabad-Lubavitch.

The attacker, said to be a black male, was shot and arrested by police at the scene after refusing to drop the knife. He was evacuated to a local hospital.

A video of the arrest has been uploaded on YouTube.

The student suffered from stab wounds at the head, neck and abdomen, and was in serious but stable conditions, according to early reports.

Motives of the attack were not immediately clear. Police have cordoned off the building.

In 2008 six Jews were killed as Pakistani gunmen stormed a Chabad-Lubavitch centre in the Indian city of Mumbai during a 60-hour attack across the city.

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